re-using an older camper trailer for a coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WyoChickenMamma, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an old camper on our property that we were storing for a fella, but he now wants to just haul it to the dump. I look at it and see a beautiful chicken coop. It is about 14-16 feet long and maybe 8 feet wide. It has one door, several windows and vents and appears to not have any leaking problems. It is full of that mans junk and would be quite an undertaking to gut it and convert it to a coop, but I think it has great potential and would be a better use of it than ending up in the local dump!

    I have only seen one set of pictures where someone has done this...if you have any links or ideas...pros and cons of this idea please share.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Poppafrog

    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a fun project!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Spongegirl

    Spongegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOO! Yes, I have had the same thoughts. Love it and in fact, I hope I can do the same. I have thought about it many times. I look on Craigslist all the time for one in the area. It's a perfect, free idea! Fun project for sure! Be sure to take before and after pictures.
     
  4. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the idea - thinking of it myself. But hubby not interested
     
  5. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in knowing if people who have done it before kept the wiring intact so they could run lights, fans etc. I think I could do most of the gutting by myself, but would need to DH to help with the remodel. I like the idea of it being quite secure and contained. We live in Wyoming with very cold windy winters. Thought it would be nice. I can just see it now with some flower boxes outside the windows and what not...very cute and a great way to re-use. [​IMG]
     
  6. Steadfast

    Steadfast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Pictures! post pictures.... [​IMG]
     
  7. jodiea60

    jodiea60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a picture of one somewhere but can't remember where!!! Maybe do a search of this site....I looked really cool, they used the cupboards for nesting boxes!!!
     
  8. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that would be awesome! You could really do some fun stuff in your chicken camper. Can't wait to see pictures when you get the project rolling. [​IMG]
     
  9. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you for seeing a great opportunity for recycling a perfectly useable item into what could be a GREAT coop!

    Here's some ideas to get you started:



    http://mymilescity.com/guinea/camper-coop.html



    I'd love to see pictures of your project from start to finish. Good luck!
     
  10. cleoandtheo

    cleoandtheo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I sure admire your clever creativity! Good luck![​IMG]
     

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